TOGETHER WE THRIVE 2022 REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY
OUR MISSION To ignite and nurture a passion for the performing arts in audiences and artists of today and tomorrow.
We Acknowledge “We discovered our love for The Hanover Theatre in 2016. After that wonderful experience, we were eager to keep coming back! It is truly a gem. In 2021, The Hanover Theatre selected an Indian cast to play the Cratchit family in their 14th Annual Production of A Christmas Carol. That was a big deal for us. To see our community represented both on stage and in the audience at The Hanover Theatre is something we’re hoping to see more of in the years to come!” - Dr. Sanjay & Neela Shah
Territory Acknowledgement Land is something sacred to all of us. Whether we consciously appreciate it or not, it is the space upon which we play, live, eat, find love and experience life. The land is ever-changing and ever-shifting, giving us and all other creatures and beings on the earth an infinite number of gifts and lessons. Today, we want to acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Nipmuc Nation on which we are working and currently performing in Worcester, MA. We recognize and respect Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. This sort of acknowledgement is essential to human rights work across the world. It is essential to our work of honoring stories that explore the human experience. Find more information at native-land.ca/.
We Welcome Dear Friends, Our 2021-2022 season was an important one for us on many levels. We began the year with a new venture, The Hanover Theatre Repertory’s (THT Rep) outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Staged on the steps of Worcester’s City Hall, the project was both ambitious and rewarding. Despite significant challenges, we collaborated and partnered with our community and corporate supporters to engage with new audiences and thrive as an organization. The COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown forced us to discover and implement new strategies to stay connected with our supporters, and this production was a successful step in that direction. In September 2021, following eighteen months of pandemic closure for actors and audiences alike, we reopened our mainstage to a sold-out show and standing ovation for local star Ricky Duran. In the weeks and months since, it’s become clear to us that while some audience members are eager to visit us again, others are slow to return. As you’ll see from the financial statements included in this report, however, we’ve not only survived the shutdown, but have found innovative ways to create new opportunities for improvement, strengthened engagement and inclusive expansion. Our conservatory and education division celebrated five years and continued their growth. The Youth Acting Company and Youth Ballet Company performed multiple productions, including June’s fully produced presentation of Godspell in the BrickBox Theater at the Jean McDonough Arts Center (JMAC). Lisa Hill McDonough and Troy Siebels The coming year will be an important one as well. Our first full season of plays by THT Rep in the BrickBox Theater will delight and entertain new audiences with diverse offerings. We look forward to the completed renovation of the Francis R. Carroll Plaza with the outdoor Bank of America Stage on our doorstep so that we can offer even more opportunities for free programming to our community, our partners and our patrons. We look forward to celebrating these milestones and more in next year’s report to the community.
With gratitude for your ongoing support, Left: David Sitler*, Sriram Emani, Sri Chaitra Prasadula, Sanjay Manoharan, Alka Nayyar*, Alexis Anu Thakkallapalli, Simi Gandhi, Maya Harrington in A Christmas Carol. Cover: Meri Stypinski* plays Cassia in Julius Caesar, Simone Nelson-White performs in Godspell, the ensemble of the national Broadway tour of Anastasia. *Member, AEA. All images, unless otherwise noted, are provided by THT.
Lisa Hill McDonough Chair of the Board
Troy Siebels President & CEO
To be a dynamic downtown destination where all people can experience the transformative power of the performing arts. Worcester Center for Performing Arts (WCPA), a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts (THT) and, on behalf of the Worcester Cultural Coalition (WCC), manages Worcester’s BrickBox Theater at the Jean McDonough Arts Center (JMAC). All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
We Create “We’re singing the praises of Worcester to anyone that we meet and we’re excited about THT Rep’s future.” -Veronica Wiseman
THT successfully partnered with the City of Worcester and the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District (WBID) to present THT Rep’s professional production of Julius Caesar as our collective gift to the community. The performances were free and open to the public, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of hundreds of donors including: presenting sponsors Assumption University and Bay State Savings Bank; supporting sponsors Lundgren Honda of Auburn and Winn Development; contributing sponsors Bartholomew & Company, Bowditch Attorneys, Country Bank, Fallon Health and Miles Press/American Printing; along with individual sponsors Mary C. DeFeudis, Marianne Felice, MD, Drs. Ivan & Noreen Green, Lisa & Neil McDonough, Donald & Susan Pegg, Grace & Jack Roche and Veronica & Howard Wiseman. The show marked the third and most ambitious COVID-friendly project from the newly minted THT Rep, coming after The Edgar Allan Poe Double Header and A Christmas Carol: Reimagined the previous season. Toga-clad audiences filled the common night after night, confirming that professional straight plays have an eager audience here in the “Heart of the Commonwealth.” 4 • Together We Thrive • TheHanoverTheatre.org
The Wisemans followed Livy Scanlon’s career from Boston and Cambridge and then began to explore the wonders of Worcester. At a recent event, Veronica Wiseman spoke to a gathering of THT Rep supporters and shared, “There’s something about Worcester when you’re walking down the streets, coming to see something in a venue like this one, or even just going to a restaurant. There’s a feeling of possibility and potential and freshness. We just really got caught up in the newness and wonderfulness of being here within the first few minutes. “When the pandemic hit, as we’ve heard, there was a stop of everything at that point in Worcester. And then one day, THT Rep’s Artistic Director, Livy Scanlon, called me on the phone. I was out on our deck, sort of in a depressed mood thinking, ‘Gee, what’s going to happen to the world and all of us?’ And then she said, ‘What if we . . .’ That phrase just caught my heart and it started to beat. ‘What if we . . . did an outdoor production on City Hall Plaza so people wouldn’t be afraid to come out because it would be outdoors? And we could reinvigorate the city and we could bring people together,
Vital cities have vital downtowns, and vital downtowns have great professional theatre. THT Rep makes professional theatre in Worcester, for Worcester. We entertain, engage and energize audiences with fresh takes on classic, modern classic and classics-inspired works. Support at every level enables us to pursue inclusive casting, equitable ticket prices and titles that work well for both the general public as well as our student audiences.
The cast of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar on the steps of Worcester’s City Hall.
“As it happened, Livy was proposing an adaptation of Julius Caesar to be exploded in the middle of Worcester. Let me tell you how powerful it felt to be sitting in that space, on that evening, watching that performance and understanding that we helped support the production before it was even understood to be anyone’s beautiful experience. With the launch of THT Rep, we all have an opportunity to have that impact… to have that influence. It’s like a delicious piece of cake and you want to continue to eat. It is so fantastic. When my husband and I sit in places where we have been part of making something possible and we watch the audience around us participate, there’s just nothing like it. I welcome you into the wonderful world of patronage alongside us.“
The announcement of THT Rep’s 2022-2023 lineup in May affirmed the repertory company’s commitment to creating dynamic theatrical events with a focus on classic, modern classic and classics-inspired works. The roster includes: a fully realized staging of Shakespeare’s Macbeth inspired by the YAC production in the previous season; a limited remount of The Edgar Allan Poe Double Header; a week-long workshop exploring an all-female cast for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, culminating with a public staged reading and audience dialogue; and an immersive performance event called The Marvelous Party, featuring Nöel on THT Re nfo p Coward’s humorous poem of the i r same name together with popular musical numbers. THT Rep’s ongoing programming further realizes the vision for the BrickBox as a home for professional plays in downtown Worcester. Click
THT Rep worked closely with our education division and adapted The Edgar Allan Poe Double Header for The Hanover Theatre’s mainstage. It played to the entire 12th grade of the Worcester Public School system as part of the Culture LEAP program. THT Rep and our education division also staged a
Youth Acting Company (YAC) production of Macbeth in the BrickBox Theater at the JMAC.
and we could welcome people back to a live performance . . . but it’d be safe because we’d be outdoors.’
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We Celebrate “THTC has helped me realize that no matter when you start something, as long as you are dedicated, motivated and work really hard, you can accomplish anything.” -Dakota Schantz, conservatory student
Dakota Schantz performs the role of Banqua in Macbeth.
Time flies when you are having fun and sometimes it is hard to believe that The Hanover Theatre Conservatory (THTC) opened with just 13 classes and 75 students five short years ago! We now regularly offer over 90 classes and our studios are filled with over 500 students annually. The theatre had been serving thousands of area students through our student matinees and outreach programs prior to 2017, but the opening of the conservatory was a game changer. The ability to work with and train students in stateof-the-art studios six days a week meant building deeper, more meaningful connections with the students and families we were serving. More importantly, the conservatory allowed us to build a community and second home for artists of the future. We are so grateful to the students, families and faculty who have supported the conservatory over the last five years. After witnessing the incredible community that students experience within our walls, anonymous donors set up a $1 million endowment in late 2021. They expressed their confidence in the organization’s leadership, especially THTC President Meghan Montaner, who celebrated 15 years of service in the spring of 2022. Her dedication and talent continue to have a major positive impact on our organization, our students and our community. The donors hope their gift will raise awareness of the conservatory’s broad learning and performance opportunities. We are certain that this generous gift will allow countless young people to find their passion, their place and their voice in the world through the arts. Annually, we award $50,000 in scholarships so that all students, regardless of their socioeconomic background, have access to the transformative power of the arts. Scholarships are made possible through our Access to the Arts Fund and the generosity of individuals who created both anonymous and named scholarships. The conservatory celebrated their five-year anniversary.
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Olivia D’Ambrosio Scanlon in The Tell-Tale Heart. ®Erb Photography.
We Make a Difference
The ensemble of the Youth Acting Company performing Godspell.
“It feels good to establish a fund that will continue to make an impact for years to come,” said Don and Peg, founders of the recently named Don and Peg Harbert Family Scholarship Fund. “The performing arts are so important to a young person’s social development. The conservatory offers tremendous opportunities. Students of all ages can learn and take part in the performing arts. It fills an important need for our community, but not all students can afford to participate. So, we set up a scholarship fund. We want to make those opportunities accessible to a deserving student on an annual basis.” When the theatre opened in 2008, Don and Peg Harbert were delighted with the wide range of cultural programming close to home. They soon became members and regular attendees. After enjoying the high quality of shows and appreciating the great customer service from staff and volunteers, the couple became Broadway Series subscribers ten years ago. A few years later, they joined the Franklin Square Society, our leadership donor group, to support the theatre’s annual operating needs and Don started to volunteer his time and talent to our organization. “It’s exciting that the theatre is back in operation and the mainstage is hosting shows again. We are happy to be enjoying a night out at the theatre after such a long intermission. We want to see the continuation of the Broadway Series and first-class performances at the theatre. We love the conservatory’s commitment to a broad range of opportunities for all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Everybody can benefit from performing arts education and enrichment programs,“ explains Don.
Youth Acting Company and scholarship recipient, Noveadra Sorensen, performs as a witch in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
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We Perform “The conservatory is a dynamic, creative jewel that offers performing opportunities to youth and adults in Central Massachusetts.” - Anonymous Donor
Our annual musical theatre and dance intensives kept the theatre and conservatory busy all summer. Students in our Teen Youth Summer Program performed Footloose while the Pre-Teen Program presented an age-appropriate youth edition. Dante Gentile (pictured above) performs the role of Willard Hewitt in the Pre-Teen Youth Summer Program’s production of Footloose: Youth Edition. Following were the additional student performances throughout the year. October 2021 Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly Updated) Fables (Youth Acting Company) November 2021 The Nutcracker December 2021 Winter Voice Recital February 2022 WYSH Showcases at WPS High Schools, Macbeth (Youth Acting Company) March 2022 The Stories of Peter & the Wolf and Hansel & Gretel (Youth Ballet Company) April 2022 Youth America Grand Prix Finals in Florida (Youth Ballet Company) May 2022 Student Choreography & Variations Recital, Spring Reflection June 2022 Spring Voice Recitals, Godspell (Youth Acting Company) Last season, close to 10,000 area students participated in live and virtual student matinees of Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly Updated) Fables, A Christmas Carol, Warriors Don’t Cry, The Stories of Peter & the Wolf and Hansel & Gretel, Poe Double Header and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
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THT Rep Artistic Director Livy Scanlon* entertains students during her performance of Poe Double Header on the theatre’s mainstage. *Member, AEA.
In the spring of 2022 our Adopt-A-School Program returned, using arts to enhance the curriculum in our public schools. Both South and Burncoat high schools in Worcester partnered with us to incorporate the themes, history and sociological impacts of a Broadway show into their curriculum across every subject matter in preparation for 2,400 students (pictured above) to see the Broadway tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
“In Warriors Don’t Cry, the story of the Little Rock Nine came to life, rather than just reading about it or seeing a video clip.” -WPS Teacher In March of 2021, 1,400 Worcester Public Schools (WPS) 11th graders attended a performance of Warriors Don’t Cry. This performance was part of our annual Learning Through Education and Arts Partnership (LEAP) and is based on a book of the same title where Melba Patillo Beals gives an autobiographical account of the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. In April we also hosted 1,100 WPS 12th graders at a performance of THT Rep’s Poe Double Header as part of the LEAP program.
“I was able to tap into Poe’s thought process as he wrote the plays and feel the emotions he intended.” The Warriors Don’t Cry performance gives an autobiographical account of the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.
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We Deliver Results “Taking classes at the conservatory for the past three years has changed my life. I can honestly say it’s what made me the well-rounded and hardworking individual I am today. From learning how to work collaboratively in large groups to working on myself individually as a performer, the skills necessary to put on a fantastic show are within me as a student and available to me via all the connections made with my peers. I am now able to offer the guidance I needed when I was younger to new students and offer a safe space for them to reach out or make mistakes. Over the past few years, the growth and change THTC has gone through is astounding. Watching it becoming a more welcoming and diverse community is what kept me coming back year after year.” -Noveadra Sorensen, scholarship recipient
Additional Engagement Activities Creative Movement with Seven Hills Asp!re Goddard Scholars Academy at Sullivan Middle School 10 Talkbacks 7 Apprenticeships in Technical Theatre 3 Custom Children’s Playbills 3 Master Classes 14 Off-Site Workshops
“Without the Adopt-A-School Program, many of these students would not be able to experience a theatrical production. This initiative is invaluable to them and has sparked many students’ interests in theatre.” -ELA teacher at South High
I loved how excited our students were about the show. They loved every minute of it. My students completed beautiful art projects and were so proud to see them displayed at the theatre. -Pascalia Mattioli, South High ELA teacher
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We Respect “WYSH helped me understand that social change can be as simple as having a conversation with people who are active listeners. WYSH helped me create social change by providing me the platform to have difficult, yet necessary conversations with a mass audience. This program truly changed my life forever for the better.” - Simone Nelson-White
The Worcester Youth Speak Honestly (WYSH) project is a devised theatre program specifically for Worcester teens to share their stories, find their voices and speak up for social justice. In February, the 2021 WYSH performance toured three WPS high schools. The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts • 2022 Report to the Community • 11
We Honor H. Carter Hunt Volunteer of the Year Richard “Dick” Perry We are pleased to recognize Dick Perry for his long and varied contributions to THT as our H. Carter Hunt Volunteer of the Year. He graciously applied his work experience and wisdom gained from long service with The Hanover Insurance Group, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Worcester Historical Museum and Friends of Hope Cemetery to help our organization in countless ways. One of his greatest joys is volunteering front and center at events, taking tickets before the shows and holding the main exit doors open for our patrons to leave safely and comfortably afterwards. His warmth is contagious, and he genuinely enjoys receiving hundreds of smiles and thank-yous from our patrons every time he volunteers for a performance at the theatre. In addition to volunteering as a greeter at countless shows, Dick has also been a reliable and enthusiastic resource for the administrative offices by lending a hand whenever and wherever needed. We truly appreciate his numerous contributions to our success!
We Mentor Each year, the theatre offers internship opportunities to high school and college students interested in experiencing a community-based arts organization and learning from our team in a hands-on environment. We thank our FY22 interns for their outstanding work. Sophia Agbay* Rachel Amsden* Grace Armour* Heather Bachand* Grace Bordage Maggie Brown Josephy Buckley* Grace Deschenes* Thomas Doyle* Rachel Erwin Olivia Fenuccio*
Sarah Garofalo* Amelia Jones* Brigid Keaney* Amanda Lattanzi* Abbie Lemieux Amanda Lineman Dylan Morin* Zoe Mumford* Shaye Nickerson Eli Plummer* Paige Primm
Cris Rabines Dakota Schantz* Miranda Slingluff* Peyton Surprenant Gabriel Tetreault* *Denotes current or former conservatory students.
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Left: Communications interns, Peyton Surprenant and Cris Rabines strike a pose. Above: Abbie Lemieux, Thomas Doyle, Grace Deschenes, Dylan Morin and Eli Plummer help with strike at the end of seven weeks of conservatory summer programs.
We Cherish Our extraordinary and dedicated volunteers play a unique role as ambassadors, supporters, historians and tireless workers on behalf of THT. Since 2008, the volunteers have donated over 296,791 hours of service to our organization. At today’s Massachusetts volunteer equivalency rate, that equates to over $8.8 million of in-kind services. They are our brightest stars and we are deeply grateful for all they do.
3,000+ Hours Mildred Anderson* Lisa Murrman Rosie Turner* 2,500+ Hours Janet Krause 2,000+ Hours Maryellen Anderson Charlene Baron* Paul Meleski Dick Perry Joyce Power 1,500+ Hours Dick Adams* Linda Adams* Cliff Anderson Pat Belsito Karen Cavan James Conrad Janice Conrad Patti Cummings Kay Drumheller Irene Dube Emily Eaton Sue Foley Nan Johnson Fran Langille Renee Peace Judith Reilly Diane Steere Helen Stockdale Tim Veilleux* 1,000+ Hours Brian Brophy Steve Brophy Ann Cappabianca Elizabeth Casello* Angela Casey Margot Crawford Pat Davidson Eileen Desautels Dianne Desrosiers Mary Doane Joan Foley Cathy Gleason Ernie Gozdur Maureen Hardy Sally Hodgerney Cathleen Holmberg Donna Kosakowski John Ladroga
Beth LoConto Barbara Luby Mary Marcinkus Denise McGrath Mary Ellen Moore Darlene Orrell Helen Panagiotopoulos Beth Plante Paula Police Terry Pratt Helen Quist John Riccio* Judith Rothbard Tate Jacqueline Simoes Peggy Sue Supernor Marshall Tate* Allyn Taylor Sandi Theros Victor Tolis Stacey Tomasetti Ray Tremblay Ray Trifone* Debbie Tyborowski Nancy White 750+ Hours Patricia Ascione Jane Benoit Joanne Bernier Maureen Binienda David Brough Tommy Catacchio Linda Dattis David Faneuf Carmel Gurrucharri Carol Hansen Linda Ladroga Mary Malone Phyllis Monahan Zinta Moskalew Margaret Naylor Lucinda Oates Michael Oates Lorraine Parretti-Crete Mary Poirier Jodi Porter Anne Reynolds Barbara Roach Kyes Dorene Robinson Bill Sarkisian Meridith Singleton Dale Stafford Wendy Thomas Kathy Vignaly Susan Wood
500+ Hours Carol Bishop Linda Boll Suzanne Cleary Kathryn Close Michael Comer Laura Coughlin Jim Crowley Sharon DeBonis Sheila Donahue Suzette Dowd Diane Engle John Engle Elizabeth Foley Vicki Freilich Deborah Gradowski Patricia Hackett Donald Harbert Donna Harrington Robert Harrington Diane Hoff Diane Irvine Sara Kreisel Kathi Lewando Sara Lohnes Dorothy Lucier Sharon MacDonald Patricia Mahan Marilyn Mason Carolyn May Anne Morris Patrick Morris Mary Pierangeli Marguerite Rooney Joyce St. Germain Mary Teixeira Cecelia Thurber Mary Anne Ware Jean Weston 250+ Hours Susan Berry Marilyn Bieksha David Boucher Laurie Boucher Phyllis Buck John Caron Jane Champagne Irene Chiarvalloti Dolores Farrell Patricia Grigas Cynthia Hanslik Abigail Holmes Tom Jarmas Kelly Keevan
Patricia Kennedy Debra Korman Linda LaBrie Elizabeth Larkin Lori Lauria Marilyn Leary Timothy Lee Bob McAnulty Rosemary McCarthy David McRae James Messier Anette Mysliwiec Bruce Neuwirth Nancy Neuwirth Deb Richards Carol Robinson Beth Sannella Ellen Santimaw Andrea Sheridan Brigitte Sterf Ann Sullivan Bridie Sullivan Lorraine Taylor Pauline Tranter Laura Wachs Arlene Wattu Joanne Wilder Michael Wilder Under 250 Hours Edmund Adamiak Diane Adamowicz Barry Alman Pamela Ashmankas Gail Bergeron Marie Brenneman Patricia Carignan Robert Condon Eileen Contois Barry Davenport Marianne Davis Eileen Dawson Christine Del’Olio Stephanie Dieterle Monica DiPietro Charles Dodd Charles Engdahl Nancy Franchi Jean Frazier Sheila Garvey Greg Gentile Jeanne Gohary Rachal Goldstein Amy Grandone Patricia Harkins
John Harrington James Heywood Helene Holmes Bunny Hurley Deborah Johnson Joanne Johnson Scott Johnson Lynn Kapinos Jaimie Kender Felice Kleya Patricia Kowalchek Michael Kozminski Patty LaHair Adele LaPearl Bonnie LaRue Annette Lisi Richard Lisi Irene Logan Luann Loughlin Elaine Martel Myra McAnulty Janice Melchiore Debra Monahan David Murray Lisa Normandin Darlene Orne Patricia Parent Jennifer Perkins Diane Perry Gerard Piscitelli Phyllis Piscitelli Maria Piscitelli-Durant Janet Price Cheryl Romeo Kristine Rubino Suzanne Saven Jane Shropshire Patricia Smaldone Mark Steina Ann Sweetman Kenneth Takvorian Karen Terranova Eileen Terrill Ann Verhage Barbara West Shelley Williams Glen Wolfset *Previous H. Carter Hunt Volunteer of the Year recipient
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WE Partner For the first time in our history, every show within our Broadway Series was announced with a local sponsor. Corporate sponsors play a key role in making our performances and other sponsored activities possible through their highly visible financial support. Thank you to all of our corporate supporters who helped us bring Broadway, music and so much more back to the theatre this year. Broadway Tours Escape to Margaritaville sponsored by The Club at Rockland Trust CATS sponsored by Country Bank Summer: The Donna Summer Musical sponsored by Bay State Savings Bank Blue Man Group sponsored by Berkshire Bank Anastasia sponsored by Cornerstone Bank The Prom sponsored by Fidelity Investments The Band’s Visit sponsored by The Club at Rockland Trust Concerts & Other Cool Programs Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll Part 3 sponsored by Cornerstone Bank One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & The Works sponsored by Eagle Cleaning Corp. Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band sponsored by Herb Chambers Toyota of Auburn STOMP sponsored by Reliant Medical Group The Moth Mainstage sponsored by FLEXcon Gordon Lightfoot, the Legend in Concert sponsored by Hearing and Brain Centers of New England Holiday & Family Favorites Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! Neighbor Day sponsored by Webster Five Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical sponsored by Fidelity Investments A Christmas Carol sponsored by Assumption University Boston Pops Holiday Tour sponsored by The Hanover Insurance Group The Nutcracker sponsored by Berkshire Bank
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Left: The national touring company of THE PROM locally sponsored by Fidelity Investments, photo by Deen van Meer. Above: Ringo Starr sponsored by Herb Chambers Toyota of Auburn.
WE Entertain There’s something for everyone at THT! Comedy, concerts and community events share the mainstage with dance, family shows and movie screenings. Our Mighty Wurlitzer Organ even takes a turn in the spotlight during our annual production of A Christmas Carol and our Silent Film Series. Comedy Bert Kreischer: The Berty Boy Relapse Tour Brian Regan Concerts ABBA the Concert: A Tribute to ABBA America Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony Brit Floyd World Tour 2022 The Choir of Man Ricky Duran Get the Led Out WICN and WBID present Jazz at Sunset: The Shaboo All-Stars Music Worcester presents Trey McLaughlin & Sounds of Zamar Music Worcester presents An Evening With Itzhak Perlman Gilberto Santa Rosa An Evening with Straight No Chaser A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan Dance & Movement Music Worcester presents Ballet Hispánico: Noche de Oro Music Worcester presents Dorrance Dance Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies LIVE
Performing Arts Menopause the Musical Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: Time Bubble Tour Shen Yun Speakers Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies WBUR presents An Evening With David Sedaris Select Commencement, Graduation & Community Events Claremont Academy Graduation 2022 Gerald Creamer Center Graduation 2022 Grafton High School Graduation 2022 UMass Dermatology Graduation 2022 Miss Massachusetts Pageant Worcester Homecoming: Champagne Toast Youth America Grand Prix Select Receptions Arts Worcester Reception University of Massachusetts White Coat Ceremony USA Today High School Sports Awards Warriors Don’t Cry
Family Shows & Films Theatre Tours Blippi the Musical Historic & Architectural Tours Trolls LIVE! The Kid Brother: Silent film accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Nosferatu: Silent film accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Warren Miller’s “Winter Starts Now” Mark Linehan as The Ghost of Marley in A Christmas Carol Reimagined. ®Mike Gerulaitis. The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts • 2022 Report to the Community • 15
Corporate Donors and Members We are deeply grateful for the generous partnership of Worcester-area businesses and corporations. Their loyal support as donors and members is a critical investment in the cultural life of our community and our ability to continue serving our audiences. $10,000 and up Bank of America Digital Federal Credit Union The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation National Grid Unum Worcester Business Development Corporation $5,000 - $9,999 Fallon Health Wayne Canty, Heat Trace Products, LLC
Institutional Supporters Foundations and trusts along with local, state and federal funding agencies provided extraordinary support in our FY22. Their support has been transformative and we gratefully acknowledge their generosity. $100,000 - $999,999 Massachusetts Cultural Council $50,000 - $99,999 The George I. Alden Trust $10,000 - $49,999 Jeanne Y. Curtis Charitable Trust DCU for Kids Greater Worcester Community Foundation Hermann Foundation C. Jean and Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Arthur M. & Martha R. Pappas Foundation The Schwartz Charitable Foundation Worcester Art Council Worcester Educational Development Foundation Up to $9,999 The George F. & Sybil H. Fuller Foundation Richard Eugene Kessler Family Fund Massachusetts Development Finance Agency Weinshel-Goldfarb Foundation Wyman-Gordon Foundation 16 • Together We Thrive • TheHanoverTheatre.org
$2,500 - $4,999 7 Hills Property Management, a division of Baystate Investment Fund, LLC AbbVie Archstone Financial R.E. Bidinger, DDS & J.M. Stiles, DMD * Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts CinchIT, Inc Commonwealth Electrical Technologies LLC Community Neuroscience Services E. Osterman Gas Service Lamoureux Pagano Associates Mirick O'Connell Oriol Health Care * Polar Beverages Rand-Whitney Container LLC Joanne Prizio, Regatta Deli * Sellia Group Struck Catering Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance Worcester Fitness * Worcester Telegram & Gazette Up to $2,499 A. Arsenault & Sons, Inc. Accenture Ascension Financial Solutions Atlas Distributing * Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, Inc Carolann McAdam, Classic Suites & Inns * Ford's Hometown Services, Pest & Lawn Professionals Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation Illusions Hair Design Intel Foundation Holly Harlow, Mohawk Northeast, Inc Robin Rhodes, NitroFreeze Cryogenic Services * Palo Alto Networks Seaman Engineering Corporation Sunshine Sign Company, Inc. *Sustaining Donor
We Build our Legacy When you include THT in your will or estate plans, you will be welcomed into The 1926 Society, a group of individuals whose generosity will contribute to our long-term sustainability, the maintenance of our historic theatre and the vitality of the performing arts in Worcester. Membership is extended to all who have made an estate provision for the theatre, regardless of the amount. The theatre honors the generosity and foresight of those who have planned to leave a legacy gift. Barry & Jean Alman Bruce Hager Michael & Audrey Marcy Robert & Myra McAnulty Donald & Polly Phipps Ken & Karen Rapp David Williams & Joyce Cariglia
As a loyal supporter and life-long educator, Paul M. Jourcin appreciated the theatre’s tremendous community value and community impact. After Paul’s death in late 2020, the theatre learned that he had bequeathed a significant gift with no restrictions. We appreciate Paul’s commitment and dedication to the theatre, as he recognized the needs of our growing organization, our educational programs and our responsibility as stewards of a historic landmark. We appreciate Paul’s commitment and dedication to the theatre.
We Treasure We are grateful to this team who provides exemplary service in maintaining the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, our treasured musical instrument. They take excellent care of the organ, so it always sounds its best, especially during our organ concerts, silent films and annual production of A Christmas Carol.
Click here to make a donation to support the Mighty Wurlitzer Fund.
Resident Organist Dr. Jonathan Kleefield
Curator Bruce Hager
Donor and Technical Consultant Donald Phipps
Assistant Curator Jon Anderson
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Contributions from individuals, organizations and businesses have always played a vital role in our efforts to bring the best in performance to Worcester, present the stories and sounds that reflect our community, and make the arts accessible to all. Just as we strive to make THT a welcoming and inclusive destination, we also seek to make philanthropy a practice that is open to everyone. Donations at $150 and above are acknowledged here, however, every level of giving is truly meaningful and we are honored by the commitment of those who have invested in our work and our community this past year. To all those who supported us, thank you!
Donations of $10,000 and above Franklin Square Society, Encore Circle Anonymous Randall S. Barko & Marie Elissa Boisvert Fred & Patty Eppinger Drs. Ivan & Noreen Green Don & Peg Harbert Paul M. Jourcin Estate The Shanklin Family Donations of $5,000 - $9,999 Franklin Square Society, Celebrity Circle Mike & Marie Angelini Thomas & Lynora Bartholomew Henry & Pamela Camosse Gwyn & Linda Fisher Roberta Henderson Steve & Lee Joseph Lisa & Neil McDonough Marc & Miriam Rogers-Montalvo * Cliff & Susan Rucker Amy & Edward Russo * Kim & Adrian VanderSpek Donations of $2,500 - $4,999 Franklin Square Society, Director Circle Kristen Albright Barry & Jean Alman * Paul & Jane Baker Brian & Janet Barlow Jeff Burk & Dale LePage Jane Callahan Dr. Abigail Childs & Timothy Tetreault Mary Frances & John Coakley James & Nancy Coghlin Mary C. DeFeudis Janine & John Diliberto Allen Fletcher Warner S. & Mary F. Fletcher Gus & Lori Gerulskis
Dr. John Hardin Henry & Lee Harrison Richard & Janice Helle Siobhan Hullinger Judith Ann & Edward J. Keegan III Dr. Paulette Kimball-Wren Lisa Kirby Gibbs Dorothy Lurier Robert & Myra McAnulty * Richard & Patricia Morin Stephen & Cynthia Pitcher Ken & Karen Rapp John & Ellen Savickas * Howard & Carolyn Stempler Carolyn & John Stimpson Ralph & Jeanine Swick Kellie Thibodeau & Peter Senghas Michael & Andrea Urban Donations of $1,200 - $2,499 Franklin Square Society, Producer Circle Anonymous Cliff & Mary Ellen Anderson Derrick & Kimberly Anderson * Brent & Katrinka Arthaud * David & Linda Ayers Pat & Mandy Baliva Laurian Banciulescu & Matthew Kamins Jeff & Tracy Barlok Jack & Susan Bassick Dr. Steven J. Beckman & Family The Belsito Family Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Bender * Bryan & Jacqueline Blomgren * Maurice & Pamela Boisvert David Brough Paul & Sarah Buckingham, III John & Dawn Budd Stephen & Rosanna Burke * Jeffrey & Ginni Cardoso
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Thomas & Candy Cashman * Kathryn & Karen Cavan Barbara & Richard Cerny * Filomena & Francesco Cesareo James & Stella Chacharone Vinny & Brenda Cloutier Lisa K. Condit * Mary & Hannah Cooper * Richard & Ann Marie Cravedi Paul & Sandra Demoga * Joseph & Linda Depasquale Maureen & Richard Dodakian Donald & Melanie Donegan * Steven & Peggy Dorval John Doubleday & Cindy Powers * Susan Druker & Tom Baker Monica Elefterion & Mark Wagner * Richard & Deborah Emmons Jeanne & John Esler David Faneuf Annette & Mark Farley Marianne Felice, MD William Finn Andy, Carolyn, Owen & Evan Fitzpatrick Ann Marie & Bob Foley Jeffrey Fuller & Paula Cullinane Mark & Jan Fuller Lee & Dina Gaudette * William & Patricia Giannopoulos Njeri Gichohi * Marty Green & Maura Mahoney Honorable Mel L. Greenberg, Retd. & Joyce M. Greenberg The Grenon Family Raymond & Donna Griffin Audrey & Bobby Griffis Debbie Guiney Maryanne & Paul Hammond Barbara Hanc * John & Melissa Harris *
Donna & Andrew Hebb Rachel Heller Charles Henneberry Sr. Bob & Lynn Hennigan William & Patricia Iandoli * John & Patty Inwright * Dr. W. David Kelly Dr. Rita Khodosh Helen P. Koskinas Harry P. & Sharon Kotseas Suzanne & Kevin Kozak * Sharon & Allen Krause Charlie & Carolyn Kretz Debra, Dennis & Heather Lamarche * Henry & Holly LaMountain * Mark Hutchison & Ruth Langlais * Linda S. & Alan J. Larrivee John & Kathy Lauring Richard & Tracey Lavey Susan & Richard Leahy Luke Lewkowicz Bruce & Andrea Little Beth LoConto & Chris LoConto John & Susan LoVerso Carole Lyman * Gloria Mackoul Edward & Margaret Madaus * Catherine Marrion LisaAnn & Matthew Martin Richard & Natasha Miller Edward Moore & Shawn Brooks Margaret Naylor & Robert Condon Lisa & Nick Nevin * James D. O’Brien Jr. Esq. * Matthew Olds & Michael Berthiaume * Michael Pagano Mark & Jill Palmerino Donald & Susan Pegg * David & Marlene Persky Jane Pond & Thomas Lowe
Russell Pratt & Marilyn Downer Thomas & Morgan Rafferty Debra L. & Arthur J. Remillard III Buz & Nancy Reusch * Peter & Patti Rugg Thomas & Patricia Ryan Beth Sannella John & Ellen Santimaw Karen Scopetski Scumaci Family Robin & Russell Sendelbach Ed & Denise Shea William & Carol Shemeth Michael & Carol Sleeper Dale Stafford & Maureen Hardy Dr. Daniel & Deborah Steigman Mark Steina Kimberly A. Stone & Patrick R. Jones John & Lynn Sullivan Michael & Jennifer Tarka * Sheila & George Tetler Francis J. & Karen Tighe * John & Catherine Ushinski Jody & Charlie Valade Ancy & Katherine Verdier Anthony Vigliotti * Laura Wachs Ron & Marsha Wagner William & Deborah Wall * Patty & Daniel Walton * Todd H. Wetzel Charles & Marjorie Wilson Sharon & Peter Woodbury * Susan & David Woodbury Wendy Ziesemann & Karen Freker Donations of $600 - $1,199 Supporter Level Members Jason Adams Marshall Berman
Karin Branscombe Patricia Bruno Debra D’Agostino Beth & Paul Duquette Betty Edwards Maureen Hardy Leigh Catherine Hudson Ted & Kathleen Hudson Priscilla & Phillips Kerr Kathi Lewando Ms. Judith Malley Ruth Marrion Ward & Carolynn McLaughlin * Susan O’Malley Lynette Paczkowski Susan Pett John & Joyce Pyne * Lolita Roland Phyllis Schoenfeld J. Ann Verhage Donations of $300 - $599 Associate Level Members Alexandra Andrews Esther Bachrach Mary & Robert Barrett Gail & Don Bellefleur Norman Bitsoli Paul Black Edie Blackney Sally & David Buffum Richard & Avery Chase Jack & Nancy Collins Beth & Jim Cunningham Herb & Andrea Daroff Gerard Delongchamp Lori Dery Robert & Cindy DiGirolamo Susan Direda Kathy Dulude continued
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Rob Ferragamo William Fish Rosalind Forber Jim & Deb Gallagher Myrna Garber Jared & Caitlyn Gentilucci Patricia George Janice Goldfarb Russ Hatch Tim Hillman Brian & Rebecca Kapopoulos Joan Kellogg Thomas & Dana Kennedy Dennis Kerrigan Kimberly & Eric Kohler Otto & Karen Kunz Barbara Lee Richard & Mary Ellen Letarte Fran & Susan Madigan Joan & Margaret McMenemy Christine & John Meuse Meghan Montaner James & Patricia Moynihan James & Julie Murray Jeffrey & Carol Mushnick Michael O’Neil Kathy & Dick Perry * Donald & Polly Phipps * Hale & Sarah Pulsifer Meredith Ramsey Ruth Rubin Howard Rubin Debra & John Russell Kimberly & Scott Samson John & Ann Savageau David Snook & Raluca Iuster Victor & Carolyn Somma Beth Stark Randall Steere Ann Symes * Bruce Trotto Mark Underkofler William & Carol Walsh Linda Wasbes Chick & Gayle Weiss Beth Williams Veronica & Howard Wiseman Phillip & Patricia Woodman Janet Zeidler Walter Zydlewski Donations of $150 - $299 Patron Level Members Sandra J. Abrajano Matthew & Susan Allen Mildred & David Anderson Christine Antweiler Denise Arnold John Atlas Geraldine & Scott Baeder Virginia Bates Joseph Beaulac Norman Beisaw Paul & Shari Belanger * Carolyn Belisle
Joel Benjamin Steve & Karen Boliver Carolyn, Tim & Samantha Brady * Sheri & Alan Brooks David Brooks Michael & Debbie Brown Dr. David C. Brown * Jay Bry Madeline Burak Julie-Anne & Russell Burdick Shirley & Donald Bussolari William G. Byrne Deborah Cavicchi Jeanne Chase Nancy Childress & Ned Banta Mary Clow Howard Cohen Tal & Nessa Cohen
“To see how the theatre has engaged with area youth has been nothing short of astounding! Through its partnership with the Worcester Public Schools, its conservatory offerings and its active engagement with the larger cultural, development and diversity efforts around the City of Worcester, the theatre has deliberately made itself accessible to the next generation of theater-goers. Kudos to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory!” -Lynette Paczkowski
Catherine Colinvaux & Phillip Zamore John & Diane Collins Ruth & Audrey Colson Walter & Brenda Conlin Patrick Connolly Charlotte Connor Richard & Charlotte Cote Ed Council & Bridget McManus Tracy Craig Kerry & Cheryl Daigle H. M. Daley Jennifer D’Alio Sharon & Leslie Davis Lisa Delorme Melanie Demarais Ethel Dotts Mary Easter & Michael Sammarco Cheryl Esper Dixie Estes
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Roy Evarts Bill Fairbanks * Connie Favreau & Ray Johns * Dennis Fenton * Mallory Flagg Carl & Susan Foley Joyce Ford Christine Gagne Regina Gahan Gerald & Verlan Galena & Family Lisa Giglio Cheryl Goodney Mona Grande Gary & Karen Guglielmello Constance Hamilton Linda Hart Kenneth Hart Laurel Hemmer * Hope, Jeff & Renee Hersh Marie Hobart Linda Hodgdon Elaine & John Hogan Carol Hopfenspirger Paula Howard & Craig Caruso Charles Howe * David Hughes Gregory Hunt Robert Jalbert & Gerald Marcanio Ian & Maureen Johnson Harry & Jean Johnson * Gayle & Barry Joseph Russell Kaltschmidt Michael Keating Lori Keddy Kimberly Keogh Linda King Mary Anna Labato Cynthia Lafortune Jim Langley Madelaine & Albert Latini * Patricia & Robert Laut Barbara & David Lavallee Nel & Paul Lazour Joseph & Dianne Leland Willie Lemarie Dr. Jeffrey Levine Carolyn Limeri The Loftus Family Anthony & Christine Long Paul Lukas Leslie & Douglas Malloy * Douglas & Dianne May Jean McCarthy Kathleen & John McClintock Paul McCrohon Marie McKeon Ria McNamara Robert & Jan Mecca Christopher & Jayne Mehne Gregg Moffitt Anthony & Shirley Mongillo Dustin Moran Scott Moss & Shelley Chapman-Moss Jim & Beth Moughan Peter & Ellen Mundy
Charles & Christine Newfell Cynthia Orejola Holly & Ray Pavlak David & Linda Pearlstein James Pease & Janice Hitzhusen Arthur Pelletier Bob & Ginny Picking Jacqueline Pierson Christine Pimentel Zenie Popkin Sandra Powers Rob & Sue Protano * Harold Read Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Renzoni David Risgin Denise Roane Suzanne Rood Don Ross Anne-Marie & Paul Routhier Catherine Rudolph Eric Saczawa
Phyllis Santucci Mike Schath Fred Schwartz Carol Seager Dr. Sanjay & Neela Shah Mary C. Shea Cara Simpson Louise Sisley Kathryn D. Smith & Linda S. Moulton Paul & Rosemary Smith Roxanne & Nicholas Smyrnios Colleen Spelman Jay & Nancy Spitulnik Karen Steiger Joseph N. Stiso Alan & Nina Stoll Katherine Stroud Mary A. Sullivan * Ronald & Barbara Sullivan Nancy & Janina Swiacki James & Paula Tashjian
Ngoc Tedeschi Barbara Thompson Robin Tucker Susan Upham Judith Uthoff Virginia Vaughan Anthony Vaver * Dolly Vazquez Bob & Holly Ventura Alec Walker Arlene Wattu James & Tracy V. Wells Ruth Wentzell Jane Woolsey Karen Yeowell *Sustaining Donor List represents donations made between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.
We Remember During the past year, the theatre lost six very special people. We are grateful for their friendship and honored to celebrate the ways in which they touched our lives. Brian Barlow was a dear friend and invaluable partner to the theatre and cultural community. Brian began his career in broadcasting as a jazz announcer at WICN, Worcester’s NPR affiliate. But he made his mark when he became general manager of the station and led WICN to become a major jazz concert producer. He collaborated with us to produce the Jazz at Sunset and many other concerts. We are truly grateful for his talent and partnership, but also his philanthropy. Brian and his wife, Janet, have been committed patrons and leadership donors since THT opened. Brian will be remembered for his musical contributions to our community, as well as his infectious love for life. Rosalie Grenon, a long-time Franklin Square Society member and committed supporter of the theatre, had a love for music and performing arts and was delighted to attend shows at the theatre with her husband, David, and close family members. Rosalie’s beautiful smile and warm personality would light up the room and will be greatly missed. Frances Jacobson, a founding member and leadership donor, was a devoted educator and a champion for arts education. She and her husband, Howard, attended many special events and performances since the theatre’s inception and were committed supporters of the theatre, believing in its impact on Worcester’s cultural and economic rebirth. Frances’ kind and gentle ways will be fondly remembered. Chris Marrion, THT’s first vice president of advancement, became a valued member of the theatre family in the brief time he was with our organization. His professional fundraising experience and his deep commitment to the performing arts served the theatre well. Chris left lasting contributions to the theatre’s philanthropic efforts, and his wit and engaging sense of humor will be long remembered. Jean McDonough was one of the true heroes of Worcester. Her appreciation of, and ability to support our organization, changed THT forever. Her legacy lives on at the JMAC, through her foundational gifts to the city’s cultural community, and especially in her family, who are also civic-minded and philanthropic. Her decades of support, generosity and dedication have been invaluable in Worcester’s journey toward becoming a truly creative city. Her impact on our organization continues to inspire our work and we are eternally grateful. Ray Trifone was a devoted member of THT family. He began his relationship with the theatre in its inaugural season as a volunteer usher in 2008. He later became the founding maître d’ of the Franklin Square Salon where his passion for customer service brought a level of specialness to the Franklin Square Society experience. He set the standard with his warmth and grace. Ray’s green thumb provided much beauty to the plaza and made all theatre plants under his care flourish. His generous support of the Access to the Arts Fund provided for young budding artists, his top philanthropic priority. Ray gave selflessly of his time and cared deeply about the theatre’s impact on our community. We will long cherish the beautiful memories we have of our colleague and friend, Ray Trifone. The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts • 2022 Report to the Community • 21
We Adapt and We are Resilient BALANCE SHEET SUMMARY 2022 Cash & cash equivalents $8,342,508 Accounts receivable & prepaid expenses $521,199 Other non-current assets ------Fixed assets $12,680,345
2021 $8,480,064 $270,651 $28,991 $12,920,408
2020 $3,969,961 $360,174 $150,166 $13,369,212
2019 $2,884,951 $753,018 $150,536 $12,684,014
$66,589 $2,436,959 $404,158 $925,000
$46,208 $2,676,741 $697,620 $3,082,035
$123,352 $2,661,021 $66,800 $3,331,506
$93,293 $2,125,743 $118,617 $1,781,653
__________________________________________________________________________________ TOTAL ASSETS Accounts payable Advance ticket sales Deferred revenue Lines of credit and notes payable
__________________________________________________________________________________ TOTAL LIABILITIES Net assets
__________________________________________________________________________________ TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS
“It is an honor and a privilege to partner with The Hanover Theatre, a cultural jewel in Worcester County that has transformed itself into a dynamic showplace of art and expression. With pride we are able to leverage this partnership in sharing the beauty and art of the theatre with our employees, customers and the community.” - Maria Salvatore, Executive Vice President Chief Culture Officer at Cornerstone Bank
MEMBERSHIP & SUBSCRIPTIONS 2022 Franklin Square Society member households 211 Broadway Series subscribers 3,618 The Hanover Theatre member households* 847 ATTENDANCE Performances Lobby/function rentals Student matinees Total attendance Total attendance since grand opening
2022 115,365 6,375 9,642 131,382 2,470,385
2021 197 3,510 1,071
2020 280 4,482 965
2019 246 3,456 4,448
2021 4,151 ------14,583 18,734 2,339,003
2020 116,297 5,015 10,668 131,980 2,331,262
2019 182,038 15,990 16,676 214,704 2,199,282
* Membership count prior to 2020 included subscriber households
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OPERATING ACTIVITIES Ticket sales and fees Ancillary income Sponsorship Conservatory tuition Temp restricted releases
2022 $5,842,484 $922,971 $234,000 $679,389 $94,858
2021 $83,053 $88,383 $80,500 $544,655 0
2020 $5,243,470 $628,876 $106,000 $583,736 $157,785
2019 $7,495,052 $882,225 $107,000 $529,792 $158,243
$4,403,013 $362, 916 $891,719 ($48,815)
$380,859 $48,805 $26,962 ($53,237)
$3,362,531 $283,262 $774,031 $66,365
$4,379,390 $404,884 $916,089 $245,820
Total event expense
NET EVENT INCOME
Individuals Corporations Other private support Earned income
$741,481 $137,293 $698,072 $37,507
$445,061 $197,121 $1,739,781 $42,271
$780,800 $146,512 $63,669 $300,618
$394,019 $111,949 $204,692 $391,876
$3,194,882 $109,694 $310,724 $207,979 $24,060 $411,706 $608,125 $144,491
$1,950,514 $110,561 $91,834 $100,300 $13,362 $95,412 $549,712 $136,024
$2,559,499 $155,807 $269,591 $212,850 $39,173 $329,171 $467,426 $129,761
$2,449,827 $151,665 $355,871 $239,142 $83,417 $298,232 $518,155 $204,105
__________________________________________________________________________________ Total event income
__________________________________________________________________________________ Performers and event personnel Production Advertising Co-promoter share
__________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Salaried employees Contract employees Administrative Marketing & PR Development Operations Facilities Rent/debt service
__________________________________________________________________________________ OPERATING EXPENSE
__________________________________________________________________________________ NET INCOME
Capital contribution released from restriction with donor permission Forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loan Shuttered Venues Operators Grant Scholarship Endowment Fund
__________________________________________________________________________________ NET INCOME AFTER RESERVES
These charts are combined statements of financial position and activities of Worcester Center for Performing Arts, Inc. d/b/a The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts and affiliates for the years of 2019-2022 ending June 30. The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts • 2022 Report to the Community • 23
Our Staff The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory is supported by an outstanding team. We are grateful for their dedication and their generous support. Executive Office President & CEO Troy Siebels Executive Assistant Amanda Bohart Communications VP of Communications Lisa K. Condit Communications Director Monica Wagner Elefterion Sales Director Diane Pieciak Ticketing & Data Integration Manager Lillian Irwin Content Manager Brendan Donnellan Communications Manager Sarah Hallowell Group Sales & Promotions Manager Amy Osborn Communications & Creative Coordinator Ashleigh Prince Customer Service & Sales Manager Mantas Balciunas Customer Service & Sales Team Leader Jean O’Halloran Customer Service & Sales Associates Mildred Anderson Veronica Berger Beverly Brown Julie Carlson James Herrera Gynni Hilli Noveadra Sorensen Brand Ambassadors Teresa Barrett Sarah Garofalo Sarahbeth Persiani Abby Rickert Conservatory & Education President, THT Conservatory Meghan Montaner Conservatory Executive Assistant Erin Kearney Director of Conservatory Operations Sharon Hart
Director of Dance Jennifer Agbay Conservatory Production Manager Cate Agis Student Matinee Coordinator Kim Pheymannicie Dance Faculty Jamie Brown Sarah-Kay “SKooJ” Clark David DuBois Mark A. Harootian Jilanne Hobson Caroline Jewell Charlotte McNutt Ana Luisa Thompson-Konopka Drama Faculty Naomi Bailis Jake Berger Robb Gibbs Sharon Hart Michelle Leibowitz Meredith Stypinski Nicole Tetreault Technical Theatre Faculty Nick Joyce Kim Pheymannicie Brenda Shepard Voice Faculty Sarah Callinan Mark Mummert Conservatory Desk Security Dan Gangnon Maria Schantz Development VP of Advancement Linda Rosenlund Director of Development Nel Lazour Development Operations Manager Veronica Bailey Stewardship & Membership Officer Betty Blute Finance & Human Resources VP of Finance & HR Janine Diliberto Director of Finance Gerry Baeder
Director of Human Resources Veronica Villacis Accounting Associate Natsuko Finn Operations & Production VP of Operations & Production Lisa Hackman Director of Audience Services David MacArthur Jr. Concessions Manager Scott Bauman Function Coordinator Jackie Dillman House Managers Patricia Grigas Elizabeth LoConto Ellen Santimaw Mark Steina FSS Salon Maître D’s Karen Cavan Maureen Hardy Dale Stafford Production Manager Chadyn Case Head Electrician Brenda Shepard House Sound/Audio Engineer Nick Joyce Stage Crew IATSE Local 96 Facilities Manager Bob Krafve Facilities Associates Jonathan Bogart Matt Ricard Jean McDonough Arts Center (JMAC) BrickBox Managing Director Artistic Director, THT Repertory Olivia D’Ambrosio Scanlon Worcester PopUp Managing Director Hank Von Hellion Manager, BrickBox Theater Sarah MacIntyre PopUp Manager Doménica Dillon Administrative Assistant, BrickBox Elijah Lidonde
Staff list current as of November 2022.
Board of Directors
Chair, Board of Directors Lisa McDonough, Community Volunteer
Njeri Gichohi, Esq., Legal Counsel Global Data Privacy & Ethics Accenture
Michael D. Sleeper Chairman & CEO, Imperial Distributors
Vice Chair Kellie Thibodeau Vice President, Reinsurance The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
Rachel K. Heller, Sr. Project Manager The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
Carolyn J. Stempler Interim President & CEO Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Treasurer Charles R. Valade, Community Volunteer
Linda S. Larrivee, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Education Health & Natural Sciences Worcester State University
Secretary Tracy V. Wells, Community Volunteer Marie A. Angelini, Esq., Community Volunteer Tracy Barlok, Vice President, Advancement College of the Holy Cross Thomas Bartholomew, President & CEO Bartholomew & Company Maureen F. Binienda Interim Superintendent Quaboag Regional Schools Francesco Cesareo, Ph.D. President, Assumption College Marianne E. Felice, MD Community Volunteer
Steven G. Joseph, Community Volunteer
John Lauring, Owner Lauring Construction
Kimberly Stone, Esq. Legility, Fidelity Investments Thomas J. Sullivan, Partner, Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance Agencies Sandy Tassi, Data Analyst The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
Helder Machado, Owner Machado Consulting Michael V. O’Brien, Executive Vice President, WinnCompanies Ken Rapp, CEO, The Rapp Group Kimberly A. Rozak, Esq., Mirrick O’Connell Edward Russo Owner, Lock 50 & Russo Italian Restaurant Ellen Savickas, Community Volunteer
Ancy Verdier, DMD Worcester Periodontics Honorary Director Mary C. DeFeudis, Benefactor Founders Paul J. Demoga, Esq. Wolfson, Keenan, Cotton & Meagher Edward P. Madaus Executive Director, Guild of St. Agnes List represents the Board of Directors as of June 30, 2022.
William M. Finn Sr. Vice President, Chief Actuary The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
Edwin T. Shea, Jr., Market President Bank of America Troy Siebels, President & CEO The Hanover Theatre & Conservatory for the Performing Arts
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All lists contained within this annual report represent activity between July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, unless indicated otherwise. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these lists. Please contact us at 508.471.1772 or firstname.lastname@example.org to address any inaccuracies.
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